icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

This chair of ash and maple, painted red and with a seat made of rush has lost the decorative urn and ball turnings on the back posts and it has been shortened. The Nims family of Deerfield, Massachusetts, owned it and gave it to the Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield in the year that it opened. The faded paint, shortened legs and missing finials of this locally made chair show the heavy usage seating furniture like this received over several generations.


top of page

Side Chair

creator   Unidentified
date   1680-1720
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   33.0"
width   19.37"
depth   13.5"
process/materials   wood, splint
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #1880.036.04

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Interactive Activity icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

Side chair with leather upholstery

Gate-leg Table

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback